CES 2013: Huawei unveils two new devices

Huawei press conference at Consumers Electronics Show is over as we anticipated it brought two fresh Android devices.

Huawei Ascend D2

The Ascend D2 flaunts a 5incher 1080p screen (that is 443 pixels per inch) with incredibly slim body, water dust resistance. The smart phone is powered by a home baked quad core 1.5GHz central processing unit with yet to be announced Graphic Processing Unit offers 2 GB RAM. It sports a 13 MP snapper on its rear that can shoot videos in 1080p format.

The remaining specifications include a 1.3 MP front snapper, 32 GB internal memory space, all round connectivity except Long Term Evolution, a 3000mAh battery. There is no micro SD card slot.

Huawei Ascend Mate

The Ascend Mate comes with a 6.1inches 720p screen, which works with gloves. The smartphone is expected to have the sleekest body in the market, its touchscreen covering 73 percent of its front. It is power driven by the similar quad core 1.5GHz central processing unit similar to the Ascend D2 possesses 2GB of RAM.

The Ascend Mate flaunts an 8 MP rear snapper with 1080p video recording a 1.3MP front viewing one. The LTE connectivity is absent on the Ascend Mate either, though at the moment there is a micro SD card slot for increasing the integrated storage. The battery is also bigger obviously, up to 4050mAh.

Sony will release a new flagship model soon; aiming to counter iPhone and Galaxy S3

Sony is set to unveil a high-end Android-running smart phone, which could take on the likes of iPhone 5 the Samsung Galaxy S3. Most excellent of all, the manufacturer will showcase the purported device at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show Mobile World Congress next year.

According to Sony, pretty soon they will finish a flagship product, which would be potent enough to contend with the likes of iPhone Samsung Galaxy S3. In addition, a spokesperson for the Japanese mobile phone maker has also alleged that the new flagship model will also be accessible through Mobile World Congress which is slated to happen in the beginning of 2013.

Galaxy S3 Red Contract Deals

According to Sony, the Asian telecommunication giant does not have any intentions to come up with a Windows Phone smartphone the firm will presently place all of their attention only on Android.

There are lots of rumored Sony smartphones the mere one that fits the portrayal of a true iPhone/Galaxy S3 rival is the Sony C660X Yuga. It is supposed to be powered by a quad-core Krait processor, sport a 13 MP snapper, relish in a 5-incher 1080p display. Obviously, we can’t confirm these gossips. Also, there is another rumored device with the name of Xperia C650x Odin. This could be flagship Sony is talking about.

Sony is also ready to uncover new slates apart from their current Xperia S slate, though new options will not be many. The basis for that is the competitive price rivalry in this division.

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Vodafone releases own-brand handset; aims at feature phone users

It seems like networks are also not behind in releasing handsets for the market. Recently, Vodafone has also launched the bandwagon by launching a smartphone for £70, with the name of Smart 2. The network has some tall claims to make about the device. First, the service provider is claiming that the handset arrives with to two times the processing power of the most costly preferred smartphones existing just three years back. This handset sports a Broadcom 21552 chipset with an 832MHz Central Processing Unit, 512MB RAM, a decent 3.2 MP snapper, HVGA capacitive touchscreen.

Vodafone claimed the Smart 2, which will hit the market shelves later this summer, is aimed at feature phone users who are aspiring to move to a smart device. A noble move indeed by the network operator to switch consumers stuck at dumb phones to smartphones. But, this does not mean that users will get the full smartphone experience with this device. But, for a start this isn’t a bad deal either.

Vodafone has stated that the Smart 2 is one of the most crucial gadgets they have ever made for the mobile phone market. This handset gives a level of performance, functionality and excellence that is usually the conserve of high-end devices but at an extraordinarily reasonable price. Vodafone is also of the opinion that Smart 2 can signify a tipping point in the development of the mobile phone marketplace, getting a fresh wave of users to the smartphone world for the first time.

Rumor: Samsung Galaxy S3 hitting Canada on June 20th

According to some reports, Samsung Galaxy S3 will be offered by many prominent Canadian service providers like Telus, Virgin Mobile, WIND, Videotron, Bell, SaskTel, Mobilicity and Rogers. Apparently, the South Korean telecommunication major will ship its flagship model to Canadian sellers networks on May 30th for rigorous training on the gizmo.

We are aware of the fact that the Samsung Galaxy S3 will hit the US market in June. It is also likely that similar to the U.S. variants, the Canadian edition will come with support for 4G LTE network. But, when will tech buffs in Canada be able to lay their hands on the fastest-selling widget in mobile phone history is still unclear?

Now it’s reported that a leaked screenshot has surfaced online. The screenshot displays what could be a newspaper or magazine advertisement that will shortly be witnessed by Canadian consumers. On the foot of the advertisement is a catalog of the prominent Canadian service providers that will offer the smartphone, and more over, the advertisement states that pre-order begins from June 20th. So, the release date got leaked as well.

Of course, this is only some rumors and not an official announcement by Samsung or any network operator. Even then, it is exciting news for consumers in Canada who are eagerly waiting for the release of this handset. It also hints at the release of Samsung Galaxy S3 in the United States smartphone market. All we can do is keep our fingers crossed for it to arrive soon.